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U.S. Postal Service Holidays in 2022: Is the Post Office Open?

Get services online even when there’s no mail delivery and post offices are closed

Hudson, NY - APRIL 20: A sign in a store front says CLOSED sitting on a chair.  On April 15, New York  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was going to sign an executive order that requires everyone in the state to wear a mask or a mouth/nose covering in public when not social distancing.  New York remains the epicenter of the coronavirus with over 200,000 cases. Governor Cuomo and other governors around the country have been sparing with President Donald Trump about the timing to reopen states without setting off another outbreak.  Photographed in Hudson, NY, USA on April 20, 2020.  New York residents remain under a lock down restricting in their ability to go out and required to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The U.S. Postal Service observes 11 official holidays annually. Post offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages.

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Here are the Postal Service holidays for 2022:

  • New Year’s Day: Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 17
  • Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 21
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed because June 19, the date of the newest federal holiday, falls on a Sunday)
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5
  • Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 10
  • Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 26 (observed because Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday)

While brick-and-mortar facilities are closed, some post office services are available online 24/7, including on holidays. With a USPS.com account, you can order stamps, print shipping labels, order boxes and other mail supplies, and request package pickups.

Stamps are also sold at most major supermarkets, pharmacies and office supply stores, which are open on some federal holidays.

FedEx and UPS holidays

Other major delivery companies set their own schedules and operate partially or in full on some federal holidays. FedEx and UPS will not make deliveries on July 4 except through their services for critical deliveries. UPS Stores will be closed. FedEx Office retail locations will operate on modified schedules, and some may be closed — contact your local store for details.

Postal delivery is considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post offices continue to operate on regular working days, with accommodations for physical distancing, although opening hours at some locations may be affected by employee availability. Use the Postal Service's online locator or call 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) to check on your local post office.

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